Saltcote Hall

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Rated 4 of 5

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Perfect Weekend

We have just returned from a weekend at Saltcote Hall. A beautiful and very well looked after CL site. Friendly owners and clean facilities. Bin area with recycling, toilet and shower room, fresh drinking water, and chemical waste facilities. Plenty of space for the children to run up and down overlooking fields. A peaceful setting only a 10-15 minute stroll to Heybridge Basin with a great enclosed play park, a small river for the dog to splash in and grass area for the dog to run around. You can walk along the basin which made a lovely evening walk. Great local fish and chip shop next to a convenient ASDA and other takeaway/shops. A short drive into Maldon where there is a large pirate ship park, boats, cafes, maze, and shops. Lovely large sunny pitch with electric hook up meters. We set up our wildlife camera and caught the resident Fox and her cub! Children and dogs welcome. A super weekend and only 20mins from our home! We will definitely be back! 5* site. One of the best we have stayed at.
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Really nice site.

This is a really nice CL which we will be heading back to soon. The owners were laid back and helpful, the site was clean and very well kept. We were pleased to find it had a loo and shower on site, this was a nice bonus, both were clean and tidy. The shower was 50p for 6 mins which was more than I needed and it was hot. Electric was by metre (£1 coins) and worked out for us just under £2 a day, other people were doing £1. For us £15 with lecy and shower was great! The area is nice with fields and footpaths beside it, and the massive chigborough fishing lakes behind it. A walk across the road leads to Heybridge sea wall and basin, the basin is maybe 20 mins walk and has 2 pubs, both do ale and food, also a tea room. it all gets busy at weekends as it popular. Maldon prom and town is a bit further, with lots of shops and supermarkets. This is a nice bit of everything CL which suits us perfectly.

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We love this site

We love this site, it's ideal for us visiting family and as a base for visiting Essex and Suffolk. The pitches and field are well maintained, and if the facilities are basic, they are very clean. We have never found the electric expensive, usually in summer we pay £1 a day and in winter about £2 ,the shower is always lovely and hot and one token usually is plenty. We have many times paid more than £12 a night for sites that don't even have toilets and showers. We have only ever been treated with helpfulness and friendliness by Andy and Karen. We look forward to visiting regularly.
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Great CL site position for exploring Maldon

We found this site to be ideal for exploring nearby Maldon both on foot and by cycle, there is a footpath that links the site to Maldon and also one that follows the nearby canal which is also worth a visit. The site was well maintained and the toilet and shower an unexpected bonus on a CL site, the owner was very knowledgeable about the local area having been born in the nearby village. We considered at £12 a night this to be very good value for money compared to similar sites we have used before and we would certainly return again in our motor-home.
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Basic and expensive but quiet and lots to see and do

We definitely have mixed feelings about this site but overall would not come back. At £12 a night its an average cost for a CL (but from our experience this usual includes electric hock-up). We knew electric was coin operated but not how much this would cost, and how much this bumps the price up. We stayed on site for 5 nights, and due to the cost of the electric we ran our fridge, heating & water on gas - so the only things on electric were the TV, lights and occasional cooking, a few times we watched the meter and it was spinning really fast. The cost averaged out at £5 a night for electric and then the cost of the gas which would have been another £2 to £3 pound a night meant it cost us between £19 & £20 a night - we could stay on a caravan club site with all the luxury they offer for pretty much the same cost. Definitely not good value. As others have said the toilets are very basic, no soap, only cold water, no way to dry your hands and loo roll sometimes! When it was replaced the owners only ever left 1 role for the 10 adults on site (the site was full each night we stayed) (we just took our own rather than get caught short). There are also no lights round the toilet block so very bleak if visited after dark (bring a torch). The showers were 50p which from what others said required 2 x 50p to allow enough time for a proper shower. The washing up sink again had no hot water, so difficult to get things clean. The site was fine, close to a lot of places of interest, museums, various water ways, the Basin, pubs, shopping and lovely restaurants, we liked the area and would definitely come back but alas not to this site.
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A great weekend away

My partner and I spent a weekend at the site and found it to be perfectly palatable. Yes, the facilities are on the basic side (as heavily mentioned by other reviewers) but that didn't bother us in the slightest. We have pretty much everything we need in our camper van, so all we wanted from the site was a shower and a toilet, which was exactly what we got. The field itself is quiet and well kept, with easy access to the local area, sights and amenities. We met the couple who own the site and they were pleasant and welcoming. The site is also great if you own a dog, with the surrounding area offering plenty of opportunities to tire out our hyperactive spaniel! We will definitely return.
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our weekend away

i found the site quiet and peaceful, the surroundings were lovely, good walks for the dog down at heighbridge basin, not far at all from shops, showers adequate to fit the needs of any caravaner, definitely go back again, the owners left you alone, just had to pop to farm house for tokens for shower, all in all good weekend and met lovely family and children x Rob and Lynn.
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Mixed Bag

This site is a bit of a mixed bag of good points and not so good. Good Points: Good location near lovely Maldon. Central location in Essex to reach the main cities/attractions of the northern part of Essex. Heybridge Basin is about a mile away with good waterside pubs (recommend the Jolly Sailor for food), Tiptree tea room and nice walks along the River Blackwater. Nice level site with short grass with easy access. On the pitches on the left hand side, waste water can be put into the ditch using a long waste water pipe. Unfortunately, you do not get the evening sun if you pitch on this side. Quiet site. Bad Points: Shower and toilet situated in an outhouse next to a barn. Lots of cobwebs and really quite shabby (cracked and missing tiles). Whilst the actual toilet, sink and shower were kept at a reasonable level of cleanliness, the rest of the two rooms (separate shower room) were not very clean. Cold water only to the sink taps and no soap or any means to dry your hands, though toilet paper was provided. There is a 50p charge to use the shower which is not very powerful so you can just manage to have a shower and wash your hair but insufficient time to use conditioner unless you want to spend another 50p. No information on local attractions either from owner or leaflets. Conclusion: At £12 per night, the charge is reasonable but electricity is metered so you have to allow for that and 50p for a shower. Taken into consideration that there is a shower and toilet provided, I would say the nightly charge is at about the right level. Given the condition of the toilet and shower room, I would not want to pay more than this.
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Very unfriendly and expensive

We stayed here recently and when we arrived we were greeted by a rude woman who rushed over and told us she would rather we pitched up away from the barn as her horse had just had a foal- fair enough but no hello or advice- just that then she walked off! We discovered for ourselves the electric meter that cost us an additional £20 to use thier electric. The showers were also 50p tokens to use but that and the toilets were so grotty and in bad repair that I didn't want to use either. There were tiles that had fallen off the wall in the toilet, mouldy and grubby and they didn't even supply toilet roll! It was a basic site with a nice grassy area to pitch up on but the road noise was loud as was the rugby match happening one evening. When my husband went to pay the lady just took the money and shut the door later having to come back to him later to give us the change she hadn't bothered to give us. Not a friendly place to be and having to pay so much on a shabby site will definitely prevent us from returning.
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No frills but worth a visit

Situated close to Heybridge Basin and to the market town of Maldon,this CL is flat and spacious and has easy access for all sizes of unit. There is a basic toilet block near the entrance, with wc and token operated hot shower. Electricity is available to all pitches via their own dedicated electric meter, which during our visit in August 2015, cost less than  £1 per night. The site is part of a stud farm with a number of horses in the adjacent fields. It is a quiet site with easy access to nearby pubs, which all serve good quality food. The owners are very welcoming and I recommend it for a short break.
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